Casting Bits: RIPD Gets T-Bagged, Richard Jenkins in One Shot, and Ashley Bell Back for Last Exorcism 2

Robert Knepper in Prison Break TV SeriesThree bits of casting news:

The first has “Prison Break” veteran Robert Knepper taking his brand of prison break villainy to the Robert Schwentke comic book movie “R.I.P.D”.

He joins Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges on the comic boo movie about a murdered cop (Reynolds) who joins an undead police unit that guards the living from the evil dead. Knepper will play a spirit called a “deado”.

(By the by, this has nothing to do with “R.I.P.D.”, but Knepper recently reprised his “Prison Break” character, murderous serial killer Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell, on a second show called “Breakout Kings”.)

“R.I.P.D.” started production last week in Boston. I’m sure you can find set photos of Reynolds and company on set if you look hard enough.


Richard JenkinsMeanwhile, Tom Cruise’s “One Shot” gets a District Attorney in actor Richard Jenkins, who joins the cast as the D.A. determined to put a sniper away for good.

Cruise will star as Jack Reacher, a former military MP who wanders the American landscape in search of trouble with nothing but a passport, credit card, and a portable toothbrush in his pocket. Needless to say, he gets into all manner of trouble and requires his wits, smarts, and fists to get him out of. In “One Shot”, Reacher uncovers the truth behind a sniper mass shooting.

Jenkins joins Cruise, Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed film. Pike will play a crusading attorney who represents the accused sniper. She also happens to be the D.A.’s daughter.


And finally, Ashley Bell is in final negotiations to return to the land of demons and ghosts in a sequel to the surprise hit “The Last Exorcism”.

The sequel will cleverly be called “The Last Exorcism 2”, and will be written by Damien Chazelle, with Eric Newman, Gabrielle Neimand and Marc Abraham producing. The original earned $67.7 million worldwide back in 2010.

No word who will direct, though original director Daniel Stamm has probably moved on to greener pastures.

Ashley Bell in The Last Exorcism (2010) Movie Image